Lindsay to Introduce FieldNET™ Mobile, Pivot Control for Smartphones, at Husker Harvest Days

Allows growers to fully control and monitor their irrigation pivots anywhere through the convenience of smartphones.

Omaha, NE, September 12, 2010 --( Lindsay Corporation, maker of Zimmatic® irrigation systems, will introduce FieldNET Mobile—pivot control for smartphones—at Husker Harvest Days in Grand, Island, Nebraska, September 14-16.

FieldNET Mobile allows growers to fully control and monitor their irrigation pivots anywhere through the convenience of smartphones.

“FieldNET Mobile provides a labor-saving innovation with the convenience of web-enabled phones,” says Reece Andrews, GrowSmart™ product manager at Lindsay. “With full control and monitoring from anywhere, growers are more efficient with their time and always know the status of their irrigation systems.”

Rick Stimatze with Mull Farms and Feeding, Pawnee Rock, Kansas, recently began using FieldNET Mobile to monitor and control 12 Zimmatic center pivot irrigation systems that are used to irrigate approximately 1,600 acres of corn, soybean and alfalfa.

“FieldNET Mobile is a real time saver and mile saver. It keeps me from going out to the pivots to turn them on and off. It works great if we are in a repair or maintenance mode. If you are at the end of the pivot, you can start or stop the pivot with your smartphone without having to go to the pivot point. That’s a definite labor savings feature for us,” Stimatze says.

FieldNET Mobile’s graphical interface is compatible with iPhone®, BlackBerry® and Android technology, according to Andrews.

FieldNET is an award-winning web-based irrigation management system. With the addition of FieldNET Mobile, growers can view the current status of all their pivots in one list, receive system alerts, arrange pivots by predefined groups, view water usage reports and receive a history of pivot runtimes.

FieldNET Mobile is available as an upgrade in all areas serviced by FieldNET.

In addition to FieldNET Mobile, growers attending Husker Harvest Days can stop by the Lindsay booth (#702) to see new product demonstrations including VFD control and FieldNET with pump control. Lindsay Zimmatic product managers will be available to provide on-site custom field designs using SmartDesign software.

EG Integrated
Ken Wurdeman